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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010

CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis

Public Health Threat of New, Reemerging, and Neglected Zoonoses in the Industrialized World

MedscapeCME is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of MedscapeCME and Emerging Infectious Diseases. MedscapeCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedscapeCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test and/or complete the evaluation at http://www.medscape.com/cme/eid; (4) view/print certificate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • List animal hosts for different zoonoses
  • Identify the type of zoonosis most likely to undergo genetic mutation
  • Specify factors that increase the risk for zoonoses now and in the future.
  • Describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of rickettsial diseases

CME Editor

Thomas Gryczan, Technical Writer-Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Thomas Gryczan has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Charles P. Vega, MD, Associate Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Authors

Disclosures: Sally J. Cutler, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship: served as an advisor to the Institute of Biomedical Sciences virology panel. Anthony R. Fooks, MBA, PhD, CBiol, FSB, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: received grants for educational activities from The Wellcome Trust, World Health Organization, University of Oxford Medical Research Fund, UK Health Protection Agency, and UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; served as an advisor or consultant for World Health Organization, World Health Organization for Animal Health, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Wim H.M. van der Poel, PhD, DVM, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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